Category Archives: Special Features
This engineering tool has been a bit of mystery. It was sold back in December of 2001 as part of “Profiles in History Auction 10.” Many of the items in
Scotty had quite a number of different tools that he would use from time to time. Often, these tools were used less as props (actually handled by actors) a
In an effort to give you an insight into our cast, crew and writers, we have decided to collect a bunch of the interview links done by some of our crew writers
During the course of Star Trek, we’ve seen many engineering tools. As with so many props on Star Trek, these engineering tools are often an exercise in minim
We sometimes get questions about the “No Smoking” sign we have in our Star Trek Phase II transporter room:There were no “No Smoking” signs in The Original Series–neither on the bridge nor in the transporter room. Other than an appearance on the Earth-like planet in the episode “Miri,” the first appearance of a “No Smoking” sign (and fire extinguishers) is in the second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan. Director Nicholas Meyer wanted to add a few touches that make the Star Trek universe and the people in it seem a little more real and a little more “like us” and not quite so idealized people of the future.
Folks who watched CBS’s The Big Bang Theory on Thursday May 3, 2012 got to see a nice Star Trek reference (which isn’t surprising, of course: The Big Bang Theory is often full of Star Trek references). In this episode (“The Launch Acceleration”–Story by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro & Jim Reynolds; Teleplay by Bill Prady, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari; Directed by Mark Cendrowski), neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.
The path the old full-sized Galileo shuttlecraft prop has taken since Star Trek finished production back in 1969 is been a convoluted path. After changing hands a couple of times and remaining mostly in California, it was bought by Ms. Lynne Miller in 1989 and shipped by train to her home in Ohio where some restoration efforts had begin.
As long as I had a post about Mister Spock’s Jeppesen CSG-1 aviation slide rule: …it probably makes sense to talk about Spock’s other slide rule that we saw in a few Star Trek epiosdes. He used a different (yet nevertheless remarkably similar) device in a few other Trek episodes.